LC: 35. PROCEDURES FOR WITHDRAWING PERMISSION TO REMAIN IN A COUNTRY
A. A non-national member's permission to remain in a country may be withdrawn only if the member is contravening or failing to fulfil the "Charter of Responsibilities and Rights" and/or the "Fundamental Family Rules," and the member's activities or continued presence in the country are deemed to be detrimental to the work in that country. To withdraw permission, the following procedures must be followed:
1. If the continental or area office feel that a member's activities are detrimental to the work, they must explain the matter to, and receive the agreement of, the other office; that is, the area or continental office respectively.
a) If the other office agrees, the continental office must write the member explicitly explaining the activities that he has, or is, engaged in that are detrimental to the work. Upon receipt of the letter, the member must cease such activities.
(1) If the member does not cease the activities, or the continental office and area officer agree that the member's continued presence in the country is detrimental to the work, the member's permission to remain in the country can be withdrawn.
(2) If the member disagrees with the decision, he can write WS leadership within seven days explaining why he disagrees. He may remain in the country while WS leadership is deciding the matter.
b) If the continental office and the area office do not agree, the office which feels the member's activities are detrimental must write the member explicitly explaining the activities which he has, or is, engaged in that are detrimental to the work. Upon receipt of the letter, the member must cease the activities.
(1) The continental office, the area office and the member must write WS leadership within seven days to explain their positions.
(2) After prayerful consideration, WS leadership will decide the matter.
2. If the member's permission is withdrawn, the continental office must inform the member that his permission to remain in the country has been withdrawn and specify the date by which he must leave the country. A copy of the letter must be sent to the area office.
a) Failure to comply by the member will result in his Family membership being in jeopardy.
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